AgriTech | Biological solution

The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) is driven by a panel of leading experts in biocontrol; recent additions mean that the advisory panel now numbers an impressive twenty members, and it continues to grow!

The WBF, a not-for-profit organisation, encourages collaboration between the biocontrol industry and academia in the AgriTech sector. The organisation’s goal is to connect different stakeholders who can work together to ensure the successful development and commercialisation of biocontrol products.

Through networking activities, in-person and virtual events, an annual Awards scheme, InvestorReady sessions and initiatives intended to help the development of new products, the WBF is active across numerous parts of the industry. Recent achievements include a continued programme of topical discussions via webinar during the COVID restrictions, garnering its network to collaborate on a regulatory reform campaign, and organising the 2022 Annual World BioProtection Summit and Awards (which mark the WBF’s return to full in-person events post-COVID). With such broad-ranging activities, it could be easy for an organisation to lose focus, but the WBF stays on track through the guidance of its Advisory Board.

The WBF Advisory Board’s objective is: To provide counsel on pertinent matters to ensure the WBF is steered wisely and intelligently, in a manner that ensures that we provide our members with the best possible advantages. In order to do this, the Advisory Board panel has been built to provide a 360o understanding and interpretation of the biocontrol sector, by including representatives from commercial, academic, NGO, legal, regulatory and investor backgrounds. Even further value is brought by the international range of experts, who hail from Australia, Germany, India, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, the UK and USA.

The most recent additions to the Advisory Board, Dr Chang Keun Sung (CEO & CTO, DBio Inc, Republic of Korea), Dr MJ Khan (Chairman, Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture, India) and Dr Balaji Vasudevan (AgroBioscience Advisor/Agri-FoodTech SME, UM6P ventures, Morocco) bring the total number of experts involved in guiding the WBF to twenty, and the intention is to keep expanding the panel, to bring ever more value to the WBF’s members. Ultimately, the WBF aims to appoint 100 expert advisors from around the world, creating Advisor100® – a unique collection of experts driving the organisation’s offerings for the biocontrol sector.

I am truly honored and delighted to be working alongside such a prestigious group of international experts,” said Dr Minshad Ansari, Founder and Chairman of the WBF. “There is a lot of ‘noise’ out there, and sometimes if feels as if we haven’t made enough progress in the past 20 years. But if we can cut through that noise and get to the root of the issues holding us back, with the guidance and collaboration of experts like these, this is how the WBF will really make a difference in the BioProtection sector. This is how we are different to other organizations out there, and it is why more companies are showing an interest in joining us every day.”

The WBF offers its sincerest thanks to the Advisory Board members who have already pledged their support and looks forward to welcoming more international experts to the panel in the coming months.

You can join the WBF by visiting – join us and be part of the change you want to see.

Don’t forget to visit and attend us for the coming Annual World BioProtection Summit and Awards taking place at NEC, Birmingham, UK on 23-25 May  2022.


Editor’s Notes
Contact: Dr Sarah Harding, Communication Consultant,

About the World BioProtection Forum: The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) is a non-profit organisation for encouraging collaboration across the biocontrol industry and academia. The WBF was founded in 2019 by Dr Minshad Ansari – a scientist who became an entrepreneur – to encourage the successful development and commercialisation of novel biological control products for agricultural pests and diseases.

To join the WBF, or for more information, visit

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